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Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan recently announced that work to build an entrance at Fed Square for the new underground Town Hall Station as part of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project will begin shortly.
The works mean there will be some traffic changes in place, including Flinders Street being reduced by one traffic lane westbound between Russell and Swanston streets. Drivers will still have one left-turning lane from Flinders Street into St Kilda Road, and one lane travelling ahead.
Rail Projects Victoria is encouraging motorists to plan ahead and allow up to an extra 15 minutes if travelling through this stretch of Flinders Street.
From 2019, following the completion of piling works on the site, an acoustic shed will be built over the Melbourne Metro Tunnel site to reduce noise, dust and light from 24/7 excavation and tunnelling.
This acoustic shed will also allow the Metro Tunnel works to move as quickly and quietly as possible, and will minimise disruption for visitors, staff and tenants.
When complete, the Town Hall Station will make it easier for people to reach some of Melbourne’s key tourist destination – Fed Square. The station will also have a direct underground connection to Flinders Street Station, so passengers can connect seamlessly with City Loop services.
Even through these times of disruption, there’s always plenty to do at Fed Square!
New signage on site will ensure visitors can navigate through the precinct in a safe and supported manner, and great events and activations will ensure Fed Square remains Melbourne’s place to be!